On his very first day in office last month, new City Councilmember Paul Krekorian asked that the City Council review a density bonus the Planning Commission had given to a proposed Valley Village condo project. Neighbors have been fighting the development for years, and last week the City Council reviewed the matter and granted their appeal. Now the developer has to either go back to the drawing board or drop the project entirely. Krekorian, who is now on the Council's Planning and Land Use Management Committee, has said he wants the city to be stricter with projects asking for density bonuses under SB 1818, which allows incentives and density bonuses for developers who include affordable units in their projects. A rep for Krekorian tells us that rather than trying to change the city ordinance that governs SB 1818, he'll look at "each project on a case-by-case basis, judging them on how best they fit in with community guidelines," and that he'll look to residents to guide his decisions.
· Krekorian Questions Valley Village Project, Planning Commission [Curbed LA]